Józef Poniatowski

1763 - 1813

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Prince Józef Antoni Poniatowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjuzɛf anˈtɔɲi pɔɲaˈtɔfskʲi]; 7 May 1763 – 19 October 1813) was a Polish general, minister of war and army chief, who became Marshal of the French Empire during the Napoleonic Wars.A nephew of king Stanislaus Augustus of Poland, his military career began in 1780 in the Austrian army, where he attained the rank of a colonel. In 1789, after leaving Austrian service, he joined the Polish army at the request of his uncle. Poniatowski, now in the rank of major general and commander of the Royal Guards, took part in the Polish–Russian War of 1792, leading the crown forces at the victorious Battle of Zieleńce. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Józef Poniatowski has received more than 281,414 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Józef Poniatowski is the 240th most popular military personnel (down from 176th in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from Austria (down from 111th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Austrian Military Personnel.

Józef Poniatowski was a Polish nobleman and military commander who became the last king of Poland. He was the son of Polish king Stanislaus Poniatowski.

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Among military personnels, Józef Poniatowski ranks 240 out of 1,466Before him are Eumenes, Werner Mölders, Jiang Wei, Otto Günsche, Hans-Joachim Marseille, and Xiahou Dun. After him are Sun Bin, Matthew C. Perry, Wu Sangui, Alois Brunner, Henning von Tresckow, and Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne.

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Among people born in 1763, Józef Poniatowski ranks 4Before him are Empress Joséphine, Charles XIV John of Sweden, and Jean Paul. After him are Jean Victor Marie Moreau, Jacques Charles, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Kobayashi Issa, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Augustin Robespierre, Claude Chappe, and Guillaume Brune. Among people deceased in 1813, Józef Poniatowski ranks 3Before him are Joseph-Louis Lagrange and Mikhail Kutuzov. After him are Jean Victor Marie Moreau, Empress Go-Sakuramachi, Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, André Grétry, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Jean-Andoche Junot, Christoph Martin Wieland, Jean-Baptiste Bessières, and Tecumseh.

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Among people born in Austria, Józef Poniatowski ranks 148 out of 1,075Before him are Josef Strauss (1827), Franz Stangl (1908), Josef Stefan (1835), Aribert Heim (1914), Hans Selye (1907), and Ernest, Duke of Austria (1377). After him are Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland (1573), Alois Brunner (1912), Heinz Fischer (1938), Leopold III, Duke of Austria (1351), Hans Asperger (1906), and Nikola IV Zrinski (1508).


Among military personnels born in Austria, Józef Poniatowski ranks 5Before him are Otto Skorzeny (1908), Charles V, Duke of Lorraine (1643), Roman von Ungern-Sternberg (1886), and Franz Stangl (1908). After him are Alois Brunner (1912), Lothar Rendulic (1887), Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (1817), Walter Nowotny (1920), Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf (1852), Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771), and Leopold Joseph von Daun (1705).